Protective order details troubled relationship between officers killed in murder-suicide

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 18, 2014)—A protective order filed in late March by a woman allegedly killed by her husband in a murder-suicide Thursday night details the turbulent relationship the two Indianapolis Police officers had.

In the petition and order obtained by FOX59, victim Kimberlee Carmack reported she was a victim of domestic violence, sex offense and stalking. Carmack listed three specific incidents, dating back to September 2013.

In the documents, Carmack wrote her ex-husband, Ryan Anders, had been emotionally, physically and sexually abusive throughout their six-year relationship. She wrote the two had been separated since June 2, 2013. In one incident on Sept. 15, 2013, Carmack wrote Anders came to her residence against her will.

“I tried not answering the door and leaving out the back, but he came around to the back of the house,” read the document in part. “I asked him to leave, but he grabbed my phone and began looking through my calls and texts.”

Carmack later goes on to say that Anders accused her of having affairs with other officers, stating “his aggression is escalating and I am extremely afraid for my life.”

In another incident on Feb. 17, 2014, Carmack stated Anders followed her to work and “was recklessly driving” to scare her. Carmack reported Anders “forcibly” got into her car and would not get out for an hour and half. In the document, Carmack wrote she attempted to send a message to her superivisor at least six times, but Anders would delete it.

“I was under extreme duress,” wrote Carmack. “I was very, very scared of what he was going to do.”

In the most recent incident Carmack reported, she stated Anders followed her on I-70 on March 24, 2014. She reported Anders pulled out in front of her with his flashers on. She reported she contacted a lieutenant with IMPD, who stayed on the phone with her throughout the incident.

The protective order was issued and delivered to Anders on April 1, 2014. Anders and Carmack were expected to appear in court for a hearing on April 29.

During a Friday morning news conference, IMPD Chief Rick Hite acknowledged the two officers had a rocky relationship. He said they were both counseled after domestic violence issues were reported, and an investigation into the domestic violence issues started March 12.

Carmack and Anders were found deceased Thursday night around 5:40 p.m. in Carmack’s house in the 2400 block of Inishmore Court. Police said Anders entered the home through the back door and shot Carmack multiple times before killing himself.

Hite said the department had done what it could to help both officers and described Anders as “determined” to carry out the plot.

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